Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Dippers on the Dane

The Dippers have been quite active along the river Dane recently with possibly 3 separate pairs along one stretch. Always nice to see, and certainly one of those birds that I would always stop to watch and be fascinated at their behaviour on and under the water. They more often than not fly low along the water much like a Kingfisher. When they are searching for food they can submerge themselves under water to pick up invertebrates such as caddisfly larvae. A very strange thing to see, a bird under water and enjoying it.



You can see here the Dipper with it's head under water, just above the mossy stone.

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